Heritage Christian University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,152
2022 Average Net Price
$5,020
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
143
30.8% Full-Time

About

Heritage Christian University is a higher education institution located in Lauderdale County, AL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Heritage Christian University were Biblical Studies (17 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 23 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Heritage Christian University. 0% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 100% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (19 degrees), 9.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Heritage Christian University is $10,152, which is $−4,789 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Heritage Christian University is $10,152, which is $−4,790 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,020.

In 2022, 79% of undergraduate students attending Heritage Christian University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,152
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Heritage Christian University was $10,152. The cost of tuition at Heritage Christian University is $−4,790 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$5,020
2022 Value
3.38%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Heritage Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,020. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Heritage Christian University grew by 3.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,156
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Heritage Christian University was of $10,156 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.23% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Heritage Christian University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 16% with respect to 2021, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Heritage Christian University was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 22 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Heritage Christian University had a total enrollment of 143 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Heritage Christian University is 44 students and the part-time enrollment is 99. This means that 30.8% of students enrolled at Heritage Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Heritage Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.2% White, 8.39% Black or African American, 3.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Asian, 0.699% Two or More Races, and 0.699% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Heritage Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (72.7%), followed by White Female (12.1%) and Black or African American Male (6.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (72.7%), followed by Asian Male (9.09%) and Black or African American Male (9.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Heritage Christian University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 143 students. The full-time enrollment at Heritage Christian University is 44 and the part-time enrollment is 99. This means that 30.8% of students enrolled at Heritage Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Heritage Christian University was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Heritage Christian University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    119 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    12 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Heritage Christian University is 83.2% White, 8.39% Black or African American, 3.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Asian, 0.699% Two or More Races, and 0.699% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 23 fewer women than men received degrees from Heritage Christian University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Heritage Christian University is white (19 degrees awarded). There were 9.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Heritage Christian University is Biblical Studies (17 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Heritage Christian University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (23 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Heritage Christian University are Clergy (75,499 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (9,354 people), Other managers (6,962 people), Postsecondary teachers (4,622 people), and Education administrators (4,507 people).

The most specialized majors at Heritage Christian University in 2022 are Theology (23 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Heritage Christian University are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Heritage Christian University are Theology (23 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Heritage Christian University are Religious organizations (82,746 people), Elementary & secondary schools (23,116 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (11,032 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (8,773 people), and Construction (8,294 people).

The most specialized majors at Heritage Christian University are Theology (23 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Heritage Christian University.
Most Common (2022)
17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Heritage Christian University was Biblical Studies with 17 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

23
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
0
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Heritage Christian University in Biblical Studies. There were no female recipients with the same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (20%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2020 at Heritage Christian University is Male and White (20% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    19 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    2 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Heritage Christian University is white (19 degrees awarded). There were 9.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    19 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    2 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Heritage Christian University is white male (19 degrees awarded). There were 9.5 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (2 degrees).

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Operations

Heritage Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $14.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12.9%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Heritage Christian University had a total salary expenditure of 3.33M. Heritage Christian University employs 3 Professors, 1 Instructors and 1 Associate professors. Most academics at Heritage Christian University are Male Professor (3), Male Instructor (1), and Male Associate professor (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Heritage Christian University are: Management, with 12 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 6 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 5 employees.

Endowment

$14.4M
2022 Endowment
5.05%
decline from 2021

Heritage Christian University has an endowment valued at about $14.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Heritage Christian University declined 5.05% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.75M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.7M
2022 Salaries
4.72%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Heritage Christian University paid a median of $1.7M in salaries, which represents 51.1% of their overall expenditure ($3.33M) and a 4.72% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$312k
Instructional Salaries
5
Number of Employees

In 2022, Heritage Christian University paid a total of $312k to 5 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
3 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
12 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Heritage Christian University were Professor with 3 employees, Instructor with 1 employees, and Associate professor with 1 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Heritage Christian University were Management with 12 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 6 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Heritage Christian University was Male Professor with 3 employees, Male Instructor with 1 employees, and Male Associate professor with 1 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Heritage Christian University.

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